955 – The 13th Warrior (1999)

timespace coordinates: 922 A.D Kievan Rus’ > Scandinavia

13th warrior posterThe 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on Michael Crichton‘s novel Eaters of the Dead, which is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf combined with Ahmad ibn Fadlan‘s historical account of the Volga Vikings. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, as well as Diane Venora and Omar Sharif. It was directed by John McTiernan. Crichton directed some reshoots uncredited. (wiki)

“Atmospheric, great sets and costumes, but thin plot.” (rt)

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954 – Maldita Castilla (2012 arcade game)

timespace coordinates: AD 1081 Kingdom_of_Castile

Maldita Castilla, known in North America and PAL regions as Cursed Castilla, is an arcade action video game developed by Locomalito and released in December 2012. The game is primarily based on myths from Spain and, to a smaller degree, other parts of Europe. Maldita Castilla was developed as a tribute to Ghosts’n Goblins. The game was inspired by Amadis of Gaul, a sixteenth-century Spanish chivalric romance.

The game can be downloaded for free from the website of its author, Juan Antonio Becerra aka “Locomalito”https://www.locomalito.com/maldita_castilla.php

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM)OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8 o 10 / Processor: 1GHz+ / Memory: 512 MB RAM / Graphics: 128 MB / Storage: 100 MB available space


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897 – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (2017 video game)

timespace coordinates: late 8th century at the border of Helheim4BZJMaemWh2bKkKKqIhtNq7JPoWHellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a dark fantasy action-adventure game developed and published by the British video game development studio Ninja Theory. Self-described as an “independent AAA game“, it was created by a team of approximately twenty developers led by writer and director Tameem Antoniades.

Inspired by Norse mythology and Celtic cultureHellblade follows Senua, a Pict warrior who must make her way to Helheim by defeating otherworldly entities and facing their challenges, in order to rescue the soul of her dead lover from the goddess Hela. In parallel, the game acts as a metaphor for the character’s struggle with psychosis, as Senua, who suffers from the condition but believes it to be a curse, is haunted by an entity known as the “Darkness”, voices in her head known as “Furies”, and memories from her past. To properly represent psychosis, developers worked closely with neuroscientists, mental health specialists, and people suffering from the condition.2-The_DarknessThe game blends several genres, including hack and slashpuzzle solving, and psychological horror. Voice acting is an integral part of the game, while its cutscenes combine motion capture by Melina Juergens, and live action performances by other actors. (wiki)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM: OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 / Processor: Intel i5 3570K / AMD FX-8350 / Memory: 8 GB RAM / Graphics: GTX 770 with 2GB VRAM / Radeon R9 280X 3GB / DirectX: Version 11 / Storage: 30 GB available space / Additional Notes: Minimum spec screen resolution: 1280×720

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863 – Time Commando (1996 Computer game)

timespace coordinates: 2020 @ the Historical Tactical Center > Prehistoric > Roman EmpireFeudal JapanMedievalConquistadorWild West, Modern Wars (World War I and supposedly World War III), Future (Stanley’s era) > inside the main computer (Virus World)583-time-commando-dos-front-coverTime Commando (originally released for the PC on 31 July 1996) is an action-adventure computer and video game developed by Adeline Software and published by Electronic Arts in Europe, Activision in America, and Virgin Interactive (PlayStation version) and Acclaim Entertainment (Sega Saturn version) in Japan. Time Commando was re-released for modern computer systems on 6 January 2012 by GOG.com. (wiki)

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844 – Outlaw King (2018)

timespace coordinates: 1304 – 1307 AD. Kingdom of Scotland / EnglandMV5BMTc4MTU4YzEtODBiNC00NzA4LTg0NGItM2ZhZjZlNDFiNjJjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMDM2NDM2MQ@@._V1_Outlaw King is a 2018 historical action drama film about Robert the Bruce, the 14th-century Scottish king who launched a guerilla war against the larger English army. It is co-written, produced and directed by David Mackenzie. It stars Chris PineAaron Taylor-JohnsonFlorence PughBilly HowleTony CurranCallan Mulvey and Stephen Dillane. (wiki)

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